I want hosting-like storage from Rise Vision. Who is with me on that?

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I like storage as it is now, but I think it is time for standard hosting-like storage. It must be accessible through FTP browsers and must have something like My PhP Admin console. To me it totally makes sense, especially when you think that the entire Rise Vision 'thing' is benefiting from HTML based content functionality a lot.

If you do that, I could kiss goodbye my iPage account and just have all my services in one place... would be one of my happiest days ever :)
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Posted 3 years ago

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Javier Gomez

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Hi Darius,

Thank you for your suggestion. Community people, what do you think of Darius idea?
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Darius, 

I agree! We're actually in the process of moving away from Rise Storage to an exclusively AWS solution. Initially, Rise Storage was great but with multiple users working from it we started having issues. Namely: 
  • File created/modified dates seemed to reset every so often. No way to tell how old a file is.
  • No way to tell if I file is still in use (access logs, etc). 
  • Moving files around was an arduous process. 
  • No access to the file system from any software products. Web interface only made it slow.
  • No granular permissions. Anyone with access to our Rise Vision Company had access to the same files and could delete/modify at will. This meant allowing outside clients to access the system was right out. 
That said, it's a slick system for low-use users or those with simple use cases. The integration with things like picture and video folders clearly speaks to where they're going with it. 
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THIS!
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I may be asking too much too soon, but excuse my ignorance if anything, but I was under impression that setting up a server was not all that complicated; perhaps costly, but not complicated.

I wonder if RV could offer this sort of storage-hosting service on the side of existing storage?
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I think there's a little more to it for the RV team than just "setting up a server". Particularly as their entire infrastructure appears to be built on cloud services; doubting they run any actual physical servers. 

Like I said, I think the majority of their users are running <10 screens and have 1, maybe 2 people who manage all the content and it doesn't change very often. For these users the Storage service makes a lot of sense. 

Perhaps the key here is for one of the 3rd party vendors to build an adjunct service that integrates with the Rise API somehow? Maybe a widget that allows Dropbox integration for photos/videos? Dropbox would handle all the auth/sharing/files and RV would just import the files somehow? I'm just spit-balling here though. 
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Robert - some great spit-balling!  What you've outlined is why Rise is open source.  We can't do everything for everyone immediately, but we can provide the hooks so people that don't want to wait can do for themselves.  And if it's something others are interested in, turn right around and put it in the store to possibly recoup some of your costs in creating it.  Thank you very much for your comments!